sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur(noun)
formal and explicit approval
"a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards
authority, authorization, authorisation, sanction(noun)
official permission or approval
"authority for the program was renewed several times"
the act of final authorization
"it had the sanction of the church"
approve, O.K., okay, sanction(verb)
give sanction to
"I approve of his educational policies"
give authority or permission to
give religious sanction to, such as through on oath
"sanctify the marriage"
An approval, by an authority, generally one that makes something valid.
A penalty, or some coercive measure, intended to ensure compliance; especially one adopted by several nations, or by an international body.
A law, treaty, or contract, or a clause within a law, treaty, or contract, specifying the above.
To ratify; to make valid.
To give official authorization or approval to; to countenance.
To penalize (a State etc.) with sanctions.
Origin: From sanction.
solemn or ceremonious ratification; an official act of a superior by which he ratifies and gives validity to the act of some other person or body; establishment or furtherance of anything by giving authority to it; confirmation; approbation
anything done or said to enforce the will, law, or authority of another; as, legal sanctions
to give sanction to; to ratify; to confirm; to approve
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sangk′shun, n. act of ratifying, or giving authority to: confirmation: support: a decree, a law.—v.t. to give validity to: to authorise: to countenance.—adjs. Sanc′tionable; Sanc′tionary. [Fr.,—L. sanctīre.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'sanction' in Nouns Frequency: #2176
actinons, canonist, contains
The numerical value of sanction in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of sanction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's a brutal sanction.
The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.
Happiness is the only sanction of life where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
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Translations for sanction
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Billigung, Sanktionierung, SanktionGerman
- decreto, ratificar, aprobación, sancionar, autorización, aprobar, sanción, autorizarSpanish
- seuraamus, hyväksyntä, antaa hyväksyntä, säännös, sanktioida, pakote, hyväksyä, sanktioFinnish
- sanction, sanctionnerFrench
- 承認, 許可, 認可, 制裁, 拘束Japanese
- godkjennelse, straffe, sanksjon, godkjenne, sanksjonere, tillatelse, tillateNorwegian
- применять санкции, санкционировать, са́нкцияRussian
- sankcija, санкцијаSerbo-Croatian
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